Wal-Mart Workers' Damages Balloon To $141M

Law360, New York (October 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Inc. will have to cough up an additional $62.3 million in liquidated damages to workers who won $78.5 million from the retailer in October 2006, in a lawsuit where a class of more than 100,000 plaintiffs alleged that they were not paid for all the time they worked, published reports say.

On Wednesday, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Bernstein ordered Wal-Mart to pay almost 125,000 people $500 each because of the delay in compensation, the Associated Press reported. The liquidated damage award pushes the...
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